migratory birds

Purple Martin by Richard Winegar

The Case of the Missing Martins

  A few weeks ago, I headed down Interstate 95 from my home in Washington, D.C., to attend a quirky festival, “Gone to the Birds,” held each August in Richmond, …

Alberta places wildlife at further risk with tar sands wetlands exemption

The continuing wildlife crisis in Canada’s boreal forest just got worst as the Alberta government, after 8 years of delays, released a wetlands policy that gives 195 destructive tar sands …

Sunset over coastal grasses. Photo by Cas Galiszewski, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant.

How Grasslands Affect Climate Change

Watching President Obama roll up his sleeves, mop his brow, and get serious about climate change, I was heartened to have read that one of the specifics will involve grasses. …

Bicknell's thrush nestlings

Looking Out for Bicknell’s Thrushes in New Hampshire and Beyond

Despite closing down in 1984, the Mittersill Ski Area in New Hampshire’s White Mountains never stopped attracting skiers. Wooed by the challenging terrain, these adventure seekers risked getting injured or …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Climate Change Spells Peril for Puffins (Updated)

With its distinctive appearance, the Atlantic puffin has been endowed with colorful names—from “sea parrot” to “the clown of the sea,” and even “sea rooster.” Nicknames aside, these tuxedoed waddlers …

©Dave Shreffler

Visiting the Wild Western Arctic Reserve

The following is a guest post from Larry Bartlett from Fairbanks, Alaska—he gives a firsthand account of  traveling in the Western Arctic Reserve (also known as the National Petroleum Reserve or NPR-A), …

Pine warbler perching on a pine cone

Photo of the Day: A Prickly Perch

Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group and tag them …

Cedar waxwing

Photo of the Day: Cedar Waxwing

Cedar waxwing Photo by Flickr member JosieN2010 See more of JosieN2010’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the …

Sportsmen Come to DC to Protect Arctic Wildlife

VIDEO: Five Voices for Protecting Arctic Wildlife

How does oil and gas drilling in the Arctic affect a farmer in Indiana? What about a sportsman in New Mexico? Last week, a group of five dedicated folks from …

Prothonotary warbler, Mill Creek Streamway Park, Kansas

Photo of the Day: Sing Your Heart Out

Prothonotary warbler in Mill Creek Streamway Park, Kansas Photo by Flickr member tomblandford. See more of tomblandford’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of …

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